Analogue (album)

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Analogue
Analogue.jpg
Studio album by A-ha
Released 4 November 2005
Recorded February 2005 – July 2005
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 54:43
Label Polydor (#98746998)
Producer Martin Terefe, A-ha, Max Martin, Michael Ilbert, George Tanderø, Kjetil Bjerkestrand
A-ha chronology
Lifelines
(2002)
Analogue
(2005)
Foot of the Mountain
(2009)
Singles from Analogue
  1. "Celice"
    Released: 7 October 2005
  2. "Birthright"
    Released: 28 October 2005
  3. "Analogue (All I Want)"
    Released: 23 January 2006
  4. "Cosy Prisons"
    Released: 17 April 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars Archived April 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
TheMusicZine 4/5 stars Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Analogue is the eighth studio album by the Norwegian band A-ha, released in 2005. It is aha's first album on Polydor Records (Universal), having previously been signed to Warner Music. Four singles were also released from this record. The album's second single, "Analogue (All I Want)" became the group's first top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart since "Stay on These Roads" (1988). The album reached #24 in the UK and got silver certification there.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Producer(s) Length
1. "Celice"   Magne Furuholmen Furuholmen, Martin Terefe Terefe, A-ha 3:41
2. "Don't Do Me Any Favours"   Furuholmen Furuholmen Terefe, A-ha 3:51
3. "Cosy Prisons"   Furuholmen Furuholmen Terefe, A-ha, George Tanderø[a] 4:08
4. "Analogue (All I Want)"   Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Max Martin Waaktaar-Savoy, Martin, Furuholmen Martin, Michael Ilbert, A-ha 3:48
5. "Birthright"   Furuholmen Furuholmen, Terefe Terefe, A-ha 3:45
6. "Holy Ground"   Morten Harket, Nick Whitecross, Ole Sverre Olsen Harket Terefe, A-ha, Kjetil Bjerkestrand[a] 4:00
7. "Over the Treetops"   Waaktaar-Savoy Waaktaar-Savoy Terefe, A-ha 4:24
8. "Halfway Through the Tour"   Waaktaar-Savoy Waaktaar-Savoy Terefe, A-ha 7:26
9. "A Fine Blue Line"   Furuholmen Furuholmen Terefe, A-ha 4:09
10. "Keeper of the Flame"   Waaktaar-Savoy Waaktaar-Savoy Terefe, A-ha 3:58
11. "Make It Soon"   Olsen, Harket Olsen, Harket Terefe, A-ha 3:21
12. "White Dwarf"   Waaktaar-Savoy Waaktaar-Savoy Terefe, A-ha 4:24
13. "The Summers of Our Youth"   Furuholmen Furuholmen Terefe, A-ha, Tanderø[a] 3:56
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies a remixer

Personnel[edit]

A-ha:

Additional musicians:

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The song "Analogue (All I Want)" was originally a song called "Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)", which (like the rest of the album) was produced by Martin Terefe and mixed by Flood. Max Martin was then brought in to turn "Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)" into a more radio-friendly song, with a less surreal lyric and catchier chorus. The song was then re-written as "Analogue (All I Want)" and re-recorded, and is the only track on the album not produced by Terefe. Upon its release as a single, it became the band's first top 10 hit in the UK since 1988.
  • The B-side to "Analogue (All I Want)", "Case Closed on Silver Shore", was also produced during the Analogue sessions by Terefe, and mixed by Flood, but was never released on the album. It was written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.
  • The lead vocal on "The Summers of Our Youth" is by Furuholmen (the second time on an A-ha release), with Harket joining him on the chorus.
  • In their live version of "Holyground", Waaktaar-Savoy plays an omnichord.
  • The songs "Cosy Prisons" and "Over the Treetops" includes backing vocals by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Austria Austrian Albums Chart[2] 18
Belgium Belgian Albums Chart 63
Denmark Danish Albums Chart 46
Estonia Estonian Albums Chart 7
European Union European Albums Chart 16
France French Albums Chart 60
Germany German Albums Chart[3] 6
Greece Greek Albums Chart 23
Hungary Hungarian Albums Chart 90
Netherlands Dutch Albums Chart 50
Norway Norwegian Albums Chart[4] 1
Poland Polish Albums Chart 27
Russia Russian Albums Chart 3
Switzerland Swiss Albums Chart[5] 21
United Kingdom UK Albums Chart[6] 24
United Nations World Albums Chart 41

Certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/analogue/id316693306
  2. ^ Austrian Album Chart Cited 26 March 2008
  3. ^ German Album Chart
  4. ^ Norwegian Albums Chart, Cited 26 March 2008
  5. ^ Swiss album Chart page on Start Something in various European charts, Cited 26 March 2008
  6. ^ UK Album Chart
  7. ^ "Norwegian certifications – lifelines" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  8. ^ "Russian certifications – lifelines" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF). 
  9. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: UK.

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